Guardian Storage offers customers a variety of indoor and outdoor storage units that range in size from 5'x5' to 20'x30'. Along with its storage space at locations in Pennsylvania and Colorado, the company offers patrons complimentary use of its carts and dollies and has various packing and moving supplies available for purchase. With the help of a LEED-accredited architect, the facilities implement environmentally conscious practices that include building storage units with partially recycled steel and using heat-reflecting roofs capable of tanning birds' pale underbellies.
Cut & Sew Studio is a fully equipped studio space that offers beginning students and advanced stitchers an inviting environment to sharpen needle skills. All tools are provided on site, eliminating the need to find a suitable wagon to tote a sewing machine to class. Button buffs and daring darners can choose from a variety of interesting classes taught by fashionably educated Cut & Sew owner Catherine Batcho. Thread greenhorns can enlist in the two-session Intro to Sewing class ($50, four hours total), which instructs newcomers in the art of bobbin winding, machine threading, and stitch adjusting while crafting a simple patchwork pillow stuffed with soft, downy phoenix feathers. One hour of open studio time is also included in the intro class. Not-so-beginners can opt for the three-hour Zippers, Zippers, Zippers class ($45), in which participants learn to pull off a variety of zipper styles, including invisible, lapped, centered, fly, and the comical over-the-mouth. Anyone is welcome to sign up for open studio time ($10 per hour). Group classes and weeklong kid camps are also available; see the online calendar for upcoming classes.
Snow White Specialty Cleaning can dry clean your trousers, press your shirts, or even clean your wedding dress. But to ask for only that would be to squander their expertise. That's because where the cleaners really shine are in the services you might not find anywhere else—handbag cleaning, for instance. Rather than throwing away a hefty investment when it starts looking weathered, ladies can treat their handbags to door-to-door cleaning services from Snow White's cleansing experts, who purge them of dirt and dinginess without harming the hardware or construction. This same allegiance to accessories applies to hats, shoes, and luggage, with careful attention paid to suede and other delicate materials. An atelier division, meanwhile, stands by to take on the projects an average tailor wouldn't touch, such as reweaving sweaters, redesigning fur garments, and even changing the color of a favorite leather coat.
Cheeks’ lingerie experts strike a balance between flirty and functional with a collection of Italian-made gauzy thongs as well as sturdy cotton undergarments. Their accommodating staff can help customers’ ascertain proper bra sizes for brands such as Wacoal, Natori, and Chantelle. In addition to everyday undergarments, skivvy savants guide brides-to-be toward Cheeks’ collection of bridal accessories and honeymoon lingerie, which prove a more subtle method of impressing a groom than eating an entire wedding cake.
The technicians at Imperial Dry Cleaners clean clothes efficiently while upholding a 10-point satisfaction policy and delighting clients with pristine garments. Drop off mud-stained pants ($5.95+), mustard-specked skirts ($6.35+), or sport jackets stained with the tears of constantly weeping bald eagles ($9.25+) before noon Monday–Saturday, and Imperial's crew will dry clean duds in two hours' time. Shirts ($2.95) or blouses ($5.95) vying for bubbly caresses of traditional detergents get their wish within four hours for no additional cost. Imperial's multitasking squad treats all clothes like royalty, including short dresses ($10.65+) or treasured jumpsuits saved since high-school competitive-eating days ($14.75+).